Kuwait's Interior Ministry says its coast guard has detained 10 Iranians trying to sneak into the country illegally.

The ministry says one of the Iranian men was wounded after refusing coast guard orders to surrender. The Iranians were described as "infiltrators" by the ministry statement, published by the state-run Kuwait News Agency on Sunday.

The ministry released a photo showing nine of the men on their knees with their hands clasped behind their backs.

Iran's semi-official Fars news agency quoted Ali Hajatpour, deputy chief of Bushehr province's coast guard in southern Iran, as saying some Iranian fisherman were detained in Kuwait because of a "quarrel."

He was quoted Saturday saying the clash happened on Kuwaiti soil and that "their detention was not related to a border violation."